Woonsocket

Beckett Feistner looks happy in his cute hat and bib overalls while he rides around in his tractor and collects treats on Halloween night at the Woonsocket Gym. … See more photos in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

  The Woonsocket American Legion Post 29, along with the Legion Auxiliary, is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

The American Legion celebrates 100 years in 2019! Your American Legion Post 29 was chartered on July 15, 1919. The organization as a whole traces its roots to March 15-17, 1919, in Paris, France, in the aftermath of World War I. The American Legion was federally chartered on Sept. 16, 1919, and quickly became an influential force at the national, state and local levels, dedicated to service to veterans, strong national defense, youth and patriotism.

With the upcoming celebration of Veteran’s Day, we wanted to take the time to highlight some of the activities and services that your local post offers. A special opportunity each year is visiting the sixth grade class to teach the students proper flag etiquette and flag folding.  We are honored to participate in the annual Veteran’s Day program at Woonsocket School. 

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A huge crowd filled the Woonsocket Community Event Center on Sunday afternoon for the Tour of Tables fundraising event to raise money for the post prom party.

Since no one in Woonsocket had planned to organize a Tour of Tables event like what has been done in the past, the junior class decided to take advantage of the opportunity and put one together to raise some of the funds needed for the post prom party this school year.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, a large crowd worked their way around 19 creatively decorated tables in the Woonsocket Community Event Center. Each of the juniors was asked to sell at least 10 tickets in advance for the event, and once the total number of advance tickets was tallied, the juniors’ parents determined how many tables would be needed. Each junior was asked to put a table together, and they could partner up with someone if they wanted to. Some families did more than one table just to make sure everyone had a seat, whether they bought an advance ticket or a ticket at the door. There were tables decorated in fine china, some with decorative paper plates and some with toys. Some had freshly baked pie at their table, while others had chilled beverages on ice at theirs. There was definitely something for everyone to enjoy.

…Read on and see an additional photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!